McDowell Titan Navy places third in competition

McDowell rifle team (from left) Austin Smith, Andrew Rouse, Owen Cook and Austin Johnson.

The McDowell NJROTC rifle team competed in the North Carolina/South Carolina State Championship at North Augusta High School.

The team (from left) Austin Smith, Andrew Rouse, Owen Cook and Austin Johnson finished in fourth place out of the 66 teams in the area. Rifle team commander Austin Johnson was the high shooter on the team shooting a 526 out of 600 finishing in third place overall.

“Although we shot our best score we are disappointed as we didn’t shoot quite well enough to advance to the national championships next month in Phoenix Arizona,” said Cook. “We do have a young team, with only one senior, so hopefully we can reach that level next year.”

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